top of page

Game #3587

Wednesday, 26 March 1980

Attendance: 17,956

Won

Division One

5th= (+1)

Norwich City

LLLDW

Villa Park

Despite internationals being played at the same time, injury hit Villa have to face Norwich but record their first win in seven as they have to dip into the depths of the reserves, one of whom, Robert Hopkins, scores on debut.

Aston Villa

2-0

Norwich City

Assist(s) | Not recorded |

KEY MAN

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

MATCH TIMELINE

1โ€™ Debut, Pat Heard
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City
Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans
Sub off, Ivor Linton, Sub on, Robert Hopkins DEBUT
Goal, 2-0, Robert Hopkins
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa win for the first time in seven to make it thirteen wins, twelve draws and nine defeats in thirty four League matches this season. Meanwhile, midfielder Pat Heard made his Villa debut aged 20 after moving from Everton in October 1979 for a fee of ยฃ150,000.

Also appearing for the first time was midfielder Robert Hopkins who made a goalscoring debut from the subs bench aged 18 after joining from school football in June 1977.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1976-77

Norwich City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1961โ€“62

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

Previous 5 vs. Norwich: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1979-80 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Match | #34 |
Manager Game | #305 |
Wednesday, 26 March 1980

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |
Last 5 Games | LLLDW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

Norwich City

None

Unknown

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.34 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 32.15 |

Youngest Player |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 19.50 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

John Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB Kenny Swain |
CB Allan Evans |
CB Ken McNaught |
CB Brendan Ormsby |
M Pat Heard |
M Ivor Linton |
W Tony Morley |
M Colin Gibson |
M Gordon Cowans |
M Des Bremner |

Norwich City

GK Roger Hansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Phil Hoadley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kevin Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
D Mark Nightingale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Greg Downs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Martin Peters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Clive Woods | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Alan Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Keith Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Justin Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

M Robert Hopkins for M Ivor Linton |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | D Mark Nightingale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Graham Paddon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
Alex Cropley |
Frank Carrodus |
Mike Pejic |
Brian Little |
Dennis Mortimer |
Gary Shaw |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

PROGRAMME

Quotation Marks.png

MATCHDAY QUOTES